Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Haven’t Worked — And How To Change That

agon-management-group-newyearAgon Management Group (McLean, VA) has already kicked off 2017 with a bang. If you’re like us, you probably know dozens of people who have made New Year’s Resolutions — and you probably even made a couple yourself. We are of the belief that a new year is not necessary to make changes in your life; however, it is a natural restart that is worth taking advantage of.

For many, New Year’s Resolutions last a month — maybe a few, at best. With today being the eighth day of January and just over the first week of the “new you,” it’s the perfect time to check in and make sure that your daily habits have you on track to achieve your goals.

We talked to some of the staff at Agon Management Group to find out why their Resolutions haven’t panned out in the past and what they’ve learned to ensure that doesn’t happen again. The good news for you is that we’re sharing their tips with you!

Here goes…

You don’t really want to do it. Most ‘Resolutioners’ set themselves up to fail from the very beginning. When setting their resolutions they do not find something that is deeply motivating and that they are truly passionate about. So when things start getting difficult, inconvenient, or the novelty wears off, they fall off the bandwagon. This year, choose something that you know, come hell or high water, you want to… no… NEED to do. That way, you will genuinely care about completing your mission!

They are unrealistic. It’s good to have high ambitions, but not so high that it feels unattainable in the time limit that you are giving yourself (in this case, one year.) Instead, decide on something that will challenge you and push you to become better, but will not discourage you.

There is no plan in place. “A goal without a plan is just a dream.” Wake up! In order to achieve something great, it isn’t going to just happen to you! Put an action plan in place to keep you on track and if you start to get sidetracked, revisit that plan. Consider it a map to your destination. There may be roadblocks, detours, and accidents along the way, but you still need to get there!

We hope that these tips help you achieve your resolutions this year, for once! To learn more about Agon Management Group in McLean, connect with us on LinkedIn.